A brief overview of what has occurred with Codiac Regional RCMP over the weekend from the period of Friday Aug 9th at 1600hrs to Monday Aug 12th at 0800hrs for your info:

209 files created as a result of calls for service, of those:
• 0 attempted murder 
• 0 robbery (with knife) 
• 1 assault with weapon (road rage-crow bar) 
• 0 aggravated assault 
• 6 assault investigations 
• 2 sexual assault investigation 
• 0 luring minors over internet 
• 0 assault on police officer 
• 3 investigations of uttering threats against a person 
• 2 sudden death investigations 
• 3 missing persons (2 still under investigation) 
• 1 criminal harassment investigations 
• 3 break & enter (0 business, 2 unfounded 1 domestic (in custody) 
• 1 possible impaired drivers 
• 3 collisions; 1 with injury, 2 reportable, 1 injury 
• 1 fail to stop/remain at accident scene 
• 9 false/abandoned 911 call 
• 5 persons related to mental health 
• 0 vehicles reported stolen 
• 0 theft from vehicle 
• 6 theft under $5000.00 investigations 
• 2 theft over $5000.00 investigations 
• 2 theft under (shoplifting) 
• 0 fraud investigation under $5000.00 
• 0 fraud investigation over $5000.00 
• 6 mischief investigations - damage to property 
• 0 public mischief investigation 
• 11 false alarms 
• 9 assistance general public 
• 6 intoxicated persons detention act 
• 23 suspicious person/vehicle/property investigations 
• 4 disturbing the peace 
• 17 municipal by-laws 
• 31 persons detained in cells
OCC stats from Friday midnight to Monday morning:
Admin calls - 472
911 calls - 203
Fire - 18
PDRM (police radio monitor) - 771

Vandals target walls of subway
Some wars are fought over rugged battlefields; others on stormy seas or high in the sky. And some - quite like the one raging in Moncton's very own downtown - take place on the walls of ancient railway overpasses. (…) The arrest Forbes refers to was carried out by Codiac Regional RCMP Const. Chris Fader in February, when hundreds of graffiti-related items were seized in the home of a 27-year-old man who was arrested and later released. While the investigation is ongoing, Fader says the individual in question could face charges of mischief, and three other individuals are actively being pursued for arrest. "I took a course in graffiti investigation and from there I started looking at the graffiti in the Codiac region, classified it, identified who we were looking for and from there was able to work toward making an arrest," says Fader. "With the stuff I've seen compared to last year, absolutely (there's a decrease). That's not to say it's stopped altogether but it's not as bad as it had been in the past so hopefully we made a bit of a change there." But despite promising efforts to curb the city's graffiti problem, Fader says he is familiar with the vandalism that continues to plague the downtown overpass. 

Youths arrested after break-in at residence
Codiac RCMP arrested two teenagers Monday morning after a report of a break and enter in Moncton's west end. Const. Damien Theriault says police received a call at 6 a.m. that a residence on Alexander Avenue was burglarized. "They entered the home while the residents were in and took some electronic devices and stole a BMW SUV on top of that," he says. A 14-year-old boy and 16-year-old boy were taken into custody, with the older accused held for court and the younger one released on an undertaking with a promise to appear in court later. Neither can be named because they're under 18. The 16-year-old was charged with break and enter into a residence, possession of stolen property and breach of probation. Times & Transcript
Three men face charges
Three men face drug charges after a police investigation. At around 5:25 p.m., on Tuesday, Codiac RCMP's Drug Unit conducted a traffic stop that led to the arrest of a 22-year-old Dieppe man. A search warrant was subsequently executed at an address on Somerset Drive in Moncton with the assistance of Codiac's Street Crime Unit. Two men, a 31-year-old and a 26-year-old, both of Moncton, were also arrested as part of the investigation. A quantity of marijuana and cocaine, as well as marijuana plants and a large amount of cash were seized in the vehicle and at the residence. Times & Transcript; Acadie Nouvelle
Thieves target Metro ATMs
Codiac RCMP are investigating a third theft from an ATM within the last two weeks. This one took place at the Irving gas bar and convenience store on Champlain Street in Lakeburn. Thieves broke into the store overnight and employees discovered the damage yesterday morning when they arrived to open the business for the day. "It was another break-in where an ATM was targeted," said Const. Damien Theriault. "This could be related to the two incidents we had over the last couple of weeks. We don't have an exact amount (of money taken), but at this time, it's believed to be substantial." 

Police arrest fraud suspect
A man accused of running a driveway paving scam all over southeastern New Brunswick is now in custody. Horace Junior Smith, 54, also known as Ron Smith, appeared in Moncton provincial court for a bail hearing yesterday afternoon but the matter was adjourned until Friday so his lawyer could be in court. Smith was arrested in the Halifax region on Friday and held for court by police. The Nova Scotia man is charged with 27 fraud and false pretences offences and is accused of defrauding people of more than $25,000. During an April 25 court appearance, the court was told defence lawyer Scott Fowler had been unable to reach Smith to discuss the case with him and the accused was not present in court. Police are accusing Smith of running a paving scam where they say he, operating under the company name of C4 Construction or Powermax Construction, is alleged to have defrauded several clients. They accuse him of entering into agreements to do paving work, starting the work and collecting partial or complete payment and then failing to complete the work. Codiac RCMP and Southeast RCMP are involved in this investigation and have both laid charges. Times & Transcript 

Watch out for illegal activities
Crime Stoppers and the RCMP's Coastal and Airport Watch Program are asking New Brunswickers to be vigilant of suspicious and irregular activities along the coasts and around remote airstrips. New Brunswick has about 550 kilometres of coastline and numerous remote airstrips. Criminal activity by individuals or organized crime groups can include smuggling of drugs, contraband tobacco, or human trafficking. Times & Transcript, A9
Police investigate Moncton armed robbery
Codiac RCMP are requesting the public's assistance to identify the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred early Monday morning at a local convenience store. At approximately 12:25 a.m., Codiac RCMP members responded to an armed robbery at the Needs located at 1036 Mountain Rd. in Moncton. A lone man entered the store armed with a knife and threatened the male employee. The suspect left the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. The employee was slightly injured but did not require medical attention. 

Woman caught in 'cycle of victimization'
Mary is tired. She's tired of being told to lie low and to not attract any attention toward her and her two children. She's sick of hearing that she shouldn't attend community events and to avoid a certain section of town. Her only dream in this life is to move on from a hellish, abusive cycle and allow her kids a chance to grow up without the constant threat that inundates her mind and soul every day. An emotionally, sexually and physically abusive ex-partner is out on day parole in a city he has no ties to but Mary and their kids - something, she said, that proves that Canada's judicial system favours the offender rather than the victim… Mary expressed her concerns: she believes her ex will reoffend, and the family lives in a state of worry that they will be his target. She expressed these concerns before, during and after the Parole Board of Canada hearing in respect to his case. But, despite her concerns, an RCMP statement on his file saying "police are strongly opposed" to his release and a security classification that identifies him as an offender with a high risk to offend again, Mary's ex was released on day parole, with many set conditions, less than a month ago. She's been in contact with the Codiac RCMP's Victim Services for years and sought out help from many women's advocacy agencies…Sgt. André Pépin of Codiac RCMP said in these types of cases, a police investigator submits a statement during the parole board hearing and if the offender is granted parole, the force keeps an eye out for that individual. "For the decision on the file itself, an investigator will put forward the RCMP's opinion, but they're (parole board) the ones that make the decision," he said. "We are advised by the board that the person is on release on such and such a date and we are made aware of where they're living at for their day parole and what the conditions are." If an offender's risk becomes unmanageable in the community, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) will have the person's release suspended, and it can be revoked entirely by the parole board. 

Crown won't appeal Codiac Transpo verdict
The crown prosecutor in the trial of a Codiac Transpo bus driver accused of driving without due care and attention says he won't appeal the not guilty verdict in the case. "We need to have a legal argument to make," Maurice Blanchard said. "It's not enough to appeal just because we disagree with the decision."…Earlier, Codiac Regional RCMP spokesman Const. Damien Thériault was asked if the judge's ruling would impact how police officers respond to similar incidents in the future. He said, "we will continue to investigate as we have and bring the evidence we collect to the court for a decision as we have in this case. The judge ruled in this case and we respect her decision. However, each case is different and must be investigated on its own merit." 

Trial likely in courthouse brawl case
A man accused of taking part in a courthouse brawl intends to go to trial. Matthew Adam Murphy appeared in Moncton provincial court yesterday, charged with causing a disturbance on May 3 by fighting inside the Moncton Law Courts and breaching a court undertaking to keep the peace and be of good behaviour. He has a Legal Aid lawyer and told the court he wants to plead not guilty and get a trial date. The judge didn't accept the pleas, choosing to adjourn the matter so his lawyer can be present. Murphy returns to court Aug. 30.